The Conductor had Gift Box at 6/1 yesterday, but other than that he didn’t have many great opinions. What a day of racing though, highlighted by Mckinzie’s dominant performance in the G1 Malibu Stakes. Obviously he couldn’t run like that when the Conductor backed him in the Breeders Cup Classic.
— TVG (@TVG) December 27, 2018
Whatever, he train is headed down to Gulfstream today, then we’ll head back to Santa Anita for the weekend. Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 1 Mile. F.OClm 12500
#5 Amaluna (4/1) – This Ol’ mare is a hard knocker and ran her best race in a long time last start. The Conductor sees her running a repeat effort and that will give her every chance against this field.
Race 2: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) Clm 16000
*Gullet Shot of the Day #11 The Zip Zip Man (12/1) – He won easily at Suffolk last start and that race was very fast on the Conductor’s numbers. He’s working well and has run strong numbers at this distance.
Race 3: 7 Furlongs. F.OClm 50000
#5 Farfalla (5/2) – She blew away the field at Woodbine last start and with a natural step forward today she’ll be tough to beat.
Race 4: 5½ Furlongs. F.Clm 6250n2L
#6 Enigmatica (4/1) – This filly loves to run 2nd, but she’s in the best form of the group. The Conductor will key her in the exacta.
Race 5: 7½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.MC 50000
#12 War Rose (6/1) – She draws a tough post, but has been posting bullet works and Johnny V hops aboard for a trainer Brandon Walshe, whom he never rides for. That always catches the Conductor’s eye.
Race 6: 7 Furlongs. Clm 12500
#2 Nomad (8/1) – He ran a strong number in his victory on turf last start and has been gelded since. Trainer Chad Summers is 20% with a +$0.26 ROI switching runners from turf to dirt this year.
Race 7: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) OClm 25000
#1 Captain Gaughen (10/1) – This veteran gelding runs his race no matter what level of competition and is money at 5 furlongs. We get top connections in our corner as well.
Race 8: 7 Furlongs. F.Alw 47000n1x
*Never a Doubt Winter Vacation Lock of the Day #1 Pink Sands (9/2) – Closing into a slow pace to finish a solid 2nd vs tougher last time, she looks primed to run her best today. The Conductor would do terrible things for her price to stay up at 9/2.
Race 9: 7½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.OC 62500n2x
#10 Volatility Index (9/2) – This Chad Brown filly returns to the track after a year layoff. If she’s the same horse she’ll beat this field, let alone if she’s better.
Race 10: 1 1/16 Mile. F.Mdn 60k
#4 Makealitlemischief (6/1) – Heavily bet in her debut, she didn’t bring her best and has been off since. She’s bred to be a good thing and the Pletcher barn is heating up.